Monthly Archives: March 2005



When a federal judge ruled the vaccine to be an "investigational drug and a drug being used for an unapproved purpose" on December 22, 2003, FDA hurriedly issued a Final Rule for anthrax vaccine. The agency submitted its Final Rule just eight days after a federal court injunction, having failed to do so for 19 years. In a January 7, 2004 court hearing the same judge called FDA's actions "highly suspicious." On October 27, 2004 FDA's arbitrary and capricious promulgation of this Final Rule resulted in a permanent injunction, remanding the license to your agency to complete according to the law. The injunction also halted what the judge called DoD's "illegal" mandatory anthrax vaccination program.

AHRP Ethical and Scientific Objections to FDA's Proposed Licensure of ...


Dying to be Famous? Shooting Fuels Debate Over Safety of Prozac for Teens Sun, 27 Mar 2005 An Op Ed in The New York Times by Lionel Shriver (from London), dismisses the notion promulgated by the mental health industry–which is under the influence of drug companies–that “early signs” in troubled […]

Dying to be Famous? Shooting Fuels Debate Over Safety of ...



Minnesota Attorney General Supports Widow in Zoloft Suicide Case Tue, 22 Mar 2005 A press release from the law firm, Baum Hedlund announces that Minnesota’s State Attorney General filed a legal brief refuting Pfizer’s claim that “it should be immune from liability for failing to warn about dangerous side effects […]

Minnesota Attorney General Supports Widow in Zoloft Suicide Case


What Ails the FDA? Payola – Marcia Angell Boston Globe Thu, 10 Mar 2005 The Boston Globe reports that the FDA is scrambling to put out one drug crisis after another, doing a poor job in both its areas of responsibility: medicine and food. FDA acting chief, Lester Crawford, cancelled […]

What Ails the FDA? Payola – Marcia Angell Boston Globe




US Marshals Seize Millions of Defective Paxil & Avandamet pills_NYT Mon, 7 Mar 2005 The FDA and federal marshals yanked millions of tablets of the antidepressant, Paxil CR (Seroxat, controlled release) and the diabetes drug, Avandamet, off the market because they are defective. The Paxil pills split during manufacturing, and […]

US Marshals Seize Millions of Defective Paxil & Avandamet pills ...


NIH Scientists Gripe At Ethics Rule: NO Stocks in Pharmaceutical Companies – LAT / WSJ Sat, 5 Mar 2005 A group of dissident NIH scientists represented by an 18 member executive committee, are gripping about new rules prohibiting them from accepting fees for outside activities. Conflict of interest rules apply […]

NIH Scientists Gripe At Ethics Rule: NO Stocks in Pharmaceutical ...


Pfizer Marketing Scheme Stirs Concern_NYT / Corporate Responsibility Movement Puts PhRMA on Notice_ ICCR Mon, 7 Mar 2005 The New York Times reports that Pfizer is planning to lock up the market for heart treaments by bundling its new drug (toretrapib, which is still in experimental stage of development) to […]

Pfizer Marketing Scheme Stirs Concern/ Corporate Responsibility Movement Puts PhRMA ...